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Woodblock print. Sumo. The wrestler Shaka-ga-hata dangling small girl from one finger.
- 1760-1780 (circa;floruit)
- Made in: Japan
Inscription CommentKoryusai, Isoda
6 November 1998
Reason for treatment
Demount, repair, inlay, remount.
Verso edges adhered to backboard of old mount with long paper hinges. Paper very discoloured, thin and brittle. Many horizontal creases. Lined.
Demounted dry and removed paper hinges with moisture. As the lining was not supporting the creases it was decided to remove it with moisture. The creases were supported with toned Mino adhered with Methyl Cellulose (Culminol). Repaired one small hole bottom right with Hosho adhered with Methyl Cellulose (Culminol) and retouched with watercolours. Relaxed on Goretex and placed between blotting paper under a board with weights. Inlaid with Mino 2.8. Mounted in Hashira acid free board by MT3.
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Object reference number: JCF7368
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